Relay for Life growing

More than $61,000 was raised at the Pictou County Relay for Life over the weekend. Twenty-seven teams signed up for the relay this year, an increase over last, with Jeana’s Girls named the top fundraising team of the event with $17,785. The team received the Marilyn DeCoste award, a newly named award in honour of […]

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Selects win female hockey title

PICTOU — The Northern Subway Selects will be playing some more meaningful hockey this month. The Selects returned home on Monday after going unbeaten en route to capturing the Atlantic AAA female hockey championship on Sunday in Mount Pearl, N.L. with a 7-1 victory over the Northern Lightning from New Brunswick. Camryn Halliday scored three […]

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Blayre Turnbull named Cleve’s Source for Sports Athlete of the Month for February

HALIFAX – Twenty-four-year-old Blayre Turnbull was named the Cleve’s Source for Sports Female Team Athlete of the Month. The hockey player from Pictou County joined teammate Jill Saulnier as the first Nova Scotians to ever play on the Canadian Olympic women’s hockey team. During the semi-finals against the Olympic Athletes from Russia, Turnbull tallied two […]

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Kinsmen support food bank

The Kinsmen Club of New Glasgow recently made a $5,000 donation to the Pictou County Food Bank (East) at a Weeks Jr. A Crushers hockey game.  The Kinsmen generate their funds through many club initiatives including Kinsmen Eastlink TV Bingo. Pictured from left are:  John Russell, vice-president of the Kinsmen Club of New Glasgow; Ray […]

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Atom Selects’ Ava Foote honoured as Hockey Canada Ambassador

Ava Foote, a member of the Pictou County Subway Selects novice female hockey team, has been selected as one of Hockey Canada Ambassadors. Foote will be honoured on Friday in conjunction with a game against the Trenton Steelers that is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The honour comes […]

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